Parents & Teachers:
Resources on Teens & General Safety
All parents worry at some point about their child's safety – at home, at school, at work and anywhere in between. This page provides tips and resources for parents on how to lessen the risks to children in any of those settings.
- 5 Tips for Parents of Job-Seeking Teens: Keep your eye on your young worker with these tips from the National Consumer League.
- Handouts & Checklists for Parents: Visit the download center and get free handouts and checklists on playground safety, medical emergencies, school building safety, school-wide emergencies, counseling help, and more.
- Ready Kids: This U.S. Department of Homeland Security Web site provides useful links to resources for emergency planning and coping. It also includes resources for kids on preparing for any emergency situation.
- Motor Vehicle Safety, Teen Drivers: This CDC Web site evaluates different interventions that are designed to reduce teen driving accidents. It also provides helpful policy information for parents.
- Young Workers, You have Rights!: This Web site for parents provides teen worker safety and health information as provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Includes sample checklist for parents to use with their teens and links to federal and state child labor laws.
- STRYVE: This Web site seeks to alert and involve parents in violence prevention by teaching their children, by example and discussion, how to avoid violent situations. The site includes instructions on how to respond to warning signs and tools for parents.
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"If your child really hates sunscreen, don't tell them it is sunscreen. Tell them that you are painting their face (making them a pirate, lion, bird, etc.), and covertly cover their whole body in that skin cancer preventing white stuff! (Muahaha!)
I was pretty old before I realized my parents were pulling that trick!"
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013